Sculptural Crochet

Sculptural Crochet

Combine traditional crochet with unconventional materials, transforming fiber and raw materials into evocative sculptural constructions. Explore the anatomy of the stitch, its actions, character and dimensions, in the creation of forms and textured surfaces. Play with scale, using materials from wire to plastic to wool, and looking at work by fiber artists in the process. You will use adaptations of several different genres of crochet in this class. Prerequisite: Must know single and double crochet.

Course Number


Class Size


Age Range

17+, teens with instructor's permission

Skill Level



Must know single and double crochet.


Please bring to class:

  • Assorted crochet hooks: anything you own (from very small to very large) but nothing too nice, since wire is harsh. Instructor prefers metal, but plastic is economical and are available in packages constaining several sizes.
  • Tapestry needle
  • Assorted materials that inspire you: wool, fabric strips, jute, string, ribbons, embroidery floss, grass, plastic, old sweaters, organic matter, monofilament, etc.
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutters and pliers (only if you own them already; instructor will provide one of each for everyone to share)

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

Winter 2018

Section 1: 4 Wednesdays, 12:30-3pm
1W: Mar 14–Apr 4, 2017
Instructor: Jodi Colella

269–OPEN, plus a $20 materials fee payable in class

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